N1 Lesson 10: 6/8
それまでだ それまでだ


if… then It is all in vain
it's done
it is useless
no point
it is a waste
that's it
it is all gone

Structure Legend
Verb [たら] + それまでだ
Verb [ば] + それまでだ
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(A) [conditional]それまでだ is a phrase meaning that if A happens, then all ends - implying that efforts and resources are wasted. It is often used when advising someone to avoid A. The phrase is frequently following ても (even if).

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A: "I'm studying every single day, I am so tired. I want to drop out of college."B: "But you're already in your third year! If you give up then it's all in vain."

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